Together in Service Awards
On Wednesday 19th November, at FaithAction’s Too Significant to Ignore national conference in Westminster, we presented Together in Service Spotlight Awards to eight wonderful projects!
The awards were presented by Stephen Williams MP, Under Secretary of State to the Department of Communities and Local Government, who fund Together in Service.
Engaged Buddhist Kula
Manchester’s Engaged Buddhist Kula runs a variety of events across the city – from helping set up food banks to film nights and community clean up days – applying Buddhist teachings to social action.
Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group
Working with other chaplain groups, the Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group supports Buddhist chaplains in hospitals, providing spiritual guidance to people of all faiths.
Based on Jewish values, René Cassin is involved in a wide range of human rights issues. As a TiS project, they have been working to combat the widespread discrimination against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma.
Working in both the UK and India, Basti Ram encourages self-development and the broadening of horizons. As a TiS project, they will be holding a Hindi-style Festival of Color to bring together people from across their community.
Communities Inc. is a social enterprise working for the disadvantage and disenfranchised in Nottinghamshire. As a TiS project, they are providing guidance and training to faith groups to help support victims of hate crimes.
The Springfield Project provides a range of services to support families with young children in Birmingham. As a TiS project, they ran a Creative Families Festival, bringing together families from across the community to partake in various cultural and creative activities.
A collaboration between the Muslim and Catholic communities, Birinus works to support the health and wellbeing of the elderly of Birminham. As a TiS project, Birinus held a networking event, to show the benefit of working with faith communities and to strengthen ties with care providers and agencies.
Liverpool Community Spirit
Liverpool Community Spirit provide community events in Merseyside, from youth engagement to adult learning. As a TiS project, the Taste of Life course provides vulnerable adults with the chance to experience and learn from different faiths and cultures.